Greyling has ratings and 18 reviews. Kate said: If you put aside the traditional gender roles (I’m a woman and therefore need a baby or will diiiiiee. MAKING CONNECTIONS. Greyling. Jane Yolen. Summary A fisherman and his wife is cannot have a child. One day the fisherman brings home a seal pup. A selchie, a seal transformed into human form, lives on land with a lonely fisherman and his wife, until the day a great storm threatens the fisherman’s life.
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They find a young seal that is stranded alone on the beach and take it into their care. Deals with childlessness, self-sacrifice, and tough choices. It transforms into a young child and fills their lives with love, happiness, and joy.
Monika Riney rated it it was amazing Mar 28, Apr 16, Margot McCuaig rated it really liked it. Mar 13, Rachel Dalton rated it it was amazing Shelves: I thought I owned this, but it turns out I just checked it out of the library so often I thought it was mine.
Sara rated it it was amazing Apr 02, It certainly gave me a passion for storytelling. McCoy Nov 22, They had a lot of interesting ideas when we talked about the theme yo,en the story. A selchie, a seal transformed into human form, lives on land with a lonely fisherman and his wife, until the day jahe great storm threatens the fisherman’s life.
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Greyling: A Picture Story from the Islands of Shetland
Become a LibraryThing Author. When her husband is in danger of drowning she calls to others to go help him rather than try herself. The plot tells the story of two parents from the Scottish Islands of Shetland who yearn for a child. David Ray Illustrator Jahe.
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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I shared this book with my 5th grade students and they really greylnig to enjoy it. Mar 07, Preetha rated it it was amazing Shelves: Amazon Kindle 0 editions.
This short story is a great representation of family and love. The Scottish people call this creature a “selchie. Unknown Binding0 pages. Add to Your books.
Dec 03, Jana rated it really liked it Shelves: Wikipedia in English None. Sammy rated it it was ok Oct 31, Sep 24, Nautica added it. It’s not much of an excuse but it was published inso perhaps it’s a grryling of its time or maybe it’s yb traditional legend, and I’m just clueless.
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All day long the fisherman labors to bring in fish for he and his wife while she is at home alone, day in day out year after year, looking at the cradle that continues to jjane empty.
I loved it, and I read and reread it time and time again. Mar 21, Dixie Diamond rated it it was amazing Shelves: